Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Neo Rauch - DieAufnahme

For me, painting means the continuation of a dream with other means. - Neo Rauch (Painting: DieAufnahme) 

Monday, 19 December 2011

Edgar Degas - 4 dancers

It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory. - Edgar Degas (Painting: 4 dancers)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Neo Rauch - Die Stickerin

I always like to compare my work to a game of chess—fundamentally it is all about placing figures and features, something that has consequences. (Painting:  Die Stickerin)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Willem de Kooning - Excavation

My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate. - Willem de Kooning (Painting: excavation)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Georgia O'Keeffe - Series I - No. 4

I don't very much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much about them. I take them apart. - Georgia O'Keeffe (Painting: Series I - No. 4)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Agnes Martin - Untitled

To progress in life you must give up the things you do not like. Give up doing the things that you do not like to do. You must find the things that you do like. The things that are acceptable to your mind. - Agnes Martin (Painting: Untitled)

Monday, 17 October 2011

Frida Kahlo - Self

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. - Frida Kahlo

Monday, 10 October 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Andy Warhol - Mao Tse Tung

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.- Andy Warhol (Painting: Mao Tse Tung)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Bhajju Shyam - Loyal Friend Number 30

I turned number 30 into a dog, because it is faithful and loyal friend to me. London buses look very friendly too. - Bhajju Shyam - Gond Artist (Painting - Loyal Friend Number 30. (When he was told to catch bus number 30 to get back home)

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Joan Miro - Kopf

The works must be conceived with fire in the soul, but executed with clinical coolness. - Joan Miro

Joan Miro - The Tilled Field

My way is to seize an image the moment it has formed in my mind, to trap it as a bird and to pin it at once to canvas. Afterward I start to tame it, to master it. I bring it under control and I develop it. - Joan Miro

Pablo Picasso - Self

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money. - Pablo Picasso

Henri Matisse - Seville Still Life

I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me. - Henri Matisse

C Y Twombly - Anabasis

My line is childlike but not childish. It is very difficult to fake.. to get that quality you need to project yourself into the child's line. It has to be felt. - C Y Twombly

Mark Rothko - Untitled

The fact that people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I can communicate those basic human emotions.. the people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when painting them. And if you say you are moved only by their color relationships then you miss the point. - Mark Rothko

M F Hussein - Birth of Buddha

I always consider great works of art which has point of references in our own roots. You work on that and then you will become universal. - M F Hussein (Painting: Birth of Buddha)

Brett Whiteley - Dog Piss

Everyone reaches a point where they must either change or cease. - Brett Whiteley (Painting: Dog Piss)

V. S. Gaitonde - Untitled

There is nothing called as abstract painting - V. S. Gaitonde

Salvador Dali - Persistence-of-Memory disintegration neuclear effect

I don't do drugs. I am drugs. - Salvador Dali (Painting: Persistence-of-Memory_Disintegration_neuclear effect)

Pablo Picasso - A woman in tears

I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting! - Pablo Picasso

Joan Miro - The Farm

For me an object is something living. This cigarette or this box of matches contains a secret life much more intense than that of certain human beings. When I see a tree, I receive an impact as if it were somebody breathing, somebody speaking. A tree, too, is something human. - Joan Miro

Pablo Picasso - Nude and Still-life

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint. - Pablo Picasso (Painting: Nude and Still-life)

Rabindranath Tagore

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects. - Rabindranath Tagore

Pablo Picasso - Girl before a mirror

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait. - Pablo Picasso (Painting: Girl before a mirror)

Vincent Van Gogh - Almond Branches

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things. - Vincent Van Gogh (Painting: Almond Branches in Bloom San Remy -1890)

Frida Kahlo - The Wounded Deer

My paintings carries with it the message of pain. - Frida Kahlo (Painting: The Wounded Deer - After operation on her spine)

Chuck Close - Self

Most people are good at too many things. And when you say someone is focused, more often than not what you actually mean is they're very narrow. - Chuck Close (Painting: Self Portrait)

Wasilly Kandinsky - Quiet Harmony

Abstract art places a new world, which on the surface has nothing to do with 'reality,' next to the 'real' world. - Wasilly Kandinsky (Painting: Quiet Harmony)

M C Escher - Metamorphosis

I do indeed believe that there is a certain contrast between, say, people in scientific professions and people working in the arts. Often there is even mutual suspicion and irritation, and in some cases one group greatly undervalues the other. Fortunately there is no one who actually has only feeling or only thinking properties. They intermingle like the colors of the rainbow and cannot be sharply divided. - M.C. Escher (Painting: Metamorphosis)

Edvard Munch - Eve On Karl Johan

For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder. - Edvard Munch (Painting: Eve On Karl Johan)

Vyes Klein - Fire Painting

I am against the line and all its consequences: contours, forms, composition. All paintings of whatever sort, figurative or abstract, seem to me like prison windows in which the lines, precisely are the bars. - Vyes Klein (Image: Fire Painting)

Jackson Pollock - Blue Poles

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was. - Jackson Pollock (Work: Blue Poles)

J M W Turner - Fishermen at Sea

If I could find anything blacker than black, I'd use it. - J. M. W. Turner (Painting: Fishermen at Sea)

F N Souza - Gothic Head

Renaissance painters painted men and women making them look like angels…I paint for angels, to show them what men and women really look like - F N Souza (Painting: Gothic Head)

Thota Vaikuntam - Untitled

I like using rich primary colours, which give a sense of character and depth to my paintings. Like reds and saffron and even orange, because these are essentially Indian colours. I don't like using colours that are mix of two, because they are not natural, they don't exist in surroundings around us, in our everyday life. - Thota Vaikuntam

Roy Lichtenstein - BLAM

In America the biggest is the best. - Roy Lichtenstein (Painting: BLAM)

Twins Seven-seven - Blessed Family

“He turned back to tradition, just as Kandinsky or Klee did, but in his context drew on Yoruban sources to figure out an escape from tradition into modernity.” - Henry Glassie on Twins Seven-seven (Taiwo Olaiyi Salau) - Painting: Blessed Family

Pierre Bonnard - Dining Room

It is still color, it is not yet light. - Pierre Bonnard (Painting: Dining Room in the Country)

Paul Klee

Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter. - Paul Klee (Painting: southern_garden)

Gustav Klimt - Mother and Child

Whoever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am and what I want to do. Gustav Klimt (Painting: Mother and Child)

Katsushika Hokusai - Red Mount Fuji

If Heaven had only granted me five more years, I could have become a real painter.- Katsushika Hokusai (Painting: Red Mount Fuji)

Jivya Soma Mashe - Horse Story

Jivya Soma Mashe shows a heightened sensitivity and unusually powerful imagination, which seem to be the legacy of his early introspective period. - Hervé Perdriolle on Jivya Soma Mashe (Painting: Horse Story)

Leonardo da Vinci - Study of Skeleton

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. - Leonardo da Vinci (Sketch: Study of Skeleton)

Pablo Picasso - Bull Analysis

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. - Pablo Picasso (Bull Analysis)

Pierre Bonnard - Bath

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly. - Pierre Bonnard (Painting: Bath)

Friday, 30 September 2011

Pablo Picasso - She-Goat

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence. - Pablo Picasso (Sculpture: She-Goat)

Prabhakar Barwe - Silent Observer

“When all the paths in all the directions are closed, the only path left is that of painting and by God's grace it is always open”.- Prabhakar Barwe (Painting: Silent Observer)

Hans/Jean Arp - Mountain, Navel, Anchors, Table

I wanted to find another order, another value for man in nature. He should no longer be the measure of all things, nor should everything be compared with him, but, on the contrary, all things, and man as well, should be like nature, without measure. I wanted to create new appearances, to extract new forms from man. This is made clear in my objects from 1917. - Hans/Jean Arp (Gouache on board with cutouts - Mountain, Navel, Anchors, Table)

Amruta Sher-gill - Self

I will enjoy my beauty because it is given for a short time and joy is a short-lived thing. - Amruta Sher-gill